Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) has donated $30,000 to Emmaus, Inc. in Haverhill, Mass. MVCU began supporting Emmaus in 1994 and is currently the nonprofit’s longest running and largest corporate partner. MVCU has donated more than $500,000 to Emmaus over nearly three decades.
Emmaus, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter and affordable housing to families and individuals facing homelessness. The non-profit also offers supportive services including homelessness prevention, rehousing and stabilization, career services, parental support, and coordinated entry process to “ensure that families and individuals experiencing homelessness receive appropriate assistance for their immediate and long-term housing and service needs” (according to the Emmaus, Inc. website).
“Our organization has been a proud supporter of Emmaus, Inc. since the 1990s, and we are so grateful for all that they do to elevate our community,” said MVCU President & CEO John J. Howard. “We all experience difficult times in our lives, but organizations like Emmaus offering incredible resources for those in need are the catalyst for positive change in our communities. Thank you, Emmaus!”
“On behalf of the families and single adults who call Emmaus home, we wish to express our gratitude to the MVCU leadership and staff for their extraordinary commitment to our organization over the past 29 years,” says Jeanine T. Murphy, CEO of Emmaus Inc. “MVCU continues to be one of our most generous and valued community partners.”
( Photo caption - From left: Emmaus Development Manager Carlie Hornbrook, Emmaus Director of Philanthropy Gretchen Arntz, and MVCU President & CEO John J. Howard. )